[Blog Tour] It Goes Like This – Miel Moreland

I couldn’t wait for my stop on this blog tour, I absolutely loved “It Goes Like This” by Miel Moreland and there are many reasons why!


Content Warnings: primary trigger warning – Misgendering and none of it is done maliciously (although it’s still obviously harmful to the non-binary character) and hospitals / Minor mentions of: biphobia, homophobia, substance addiction, eating disorders/body image, grief/loss of a parent.

In Miel Moreland’s heartfelt young adult debut, It Goes Like This, four queer teens realize that sometimes you have to risk hitting repeat on heartbreak.

Eva, Celeste, Gina, and Steph used to think their friendship was unbreakable. After all, they’ve been though a lot together, including the astronomical rise of Moonlight Overthrow, the world-famous queer pop band they formed in middle school, never expecting to headline anything bigger than the county fair.

But after a sudden falling out leads to the dissolution of the teens’ band, their friendship, and Eva and Celeste’s starry-eyed romance, nothing is the same. Gina and Celeste step further into the spotlight, Steph disappears completely, and Eva, heartbroken, takes refuge as a songwriter and secret online fangirl…of her own band. That is, until a storm devastates their hometown, bringing the four ex-best-friends back together. As they prepare for one last show, they’ll discover whether growing up always means growing apart. 


This novel is a Young Adult Contemporary novel that came out on the 18th of May 2021.

First let me tell you a random fact – every time I read the title or mention it, the song “Love Song” by Why Dont We comes to my mind because they say “it goes like this” in the song, and I was thinking about it but the song is quite relevant to the book and one of the relationship! (Go listen to the song, and read the book to know why!)

When I first started reading it I was a bit confused until I got to know the characters, then I absolutely adored reading this novel. I thought this was a very unique story, with this band breaking up but then finally getting to see each others again and get to actually put their problems aside for a good cause. All the characters are very lovely, I think Gina might be my favourite. I don’t really know why but I think she is.

So we are following three characters: Celeste who is now in a solo career and touring, Gina who is a movie star for Netflix, Steph who is caring for her family and decided to keep all of their private life off social media. Steph is non-binary and uses the pronouns they/them, and one of the reason they wanted to be off the band was because they couldn’t accept being referred to as a girl band when they were not identifying as a girl but couldn’t come out to the world. Steph also wanted to be there for their family, and not touring anymore because of how tiring it was. And then we have Eva who decided to go back to school and only writes songs for others, and in her spare time she is an undercover fangirl on Tumblr for her own ex-band, so she can show support to her others band mates and friends without anyone knowing she is still keeping an eye on them.

When they meet up again for the first time in their hometown for their charity concert to raise money after the terrible storm, there is some tension and it’s quite difficult for them to feel comfortable around each others. They haven’t seen each other for a while, and they all went their separate ways to follow their own dreams.

As I said before, I thought it was a very unique story with this whole band and charity concert stories, and following each characters through their journeys ‘today’ and in ‘the past’ with some flashbacks. I really got attached to the characters, and really felt like I was in the book living the story. It was beautifully written.

This is definitely a book I can recommend you if you are looking for a very different romance and very unique story.

Also… have you seen this cover ? It’s so beautiful, and catches your eyes with its bright colours – it’s perfect!


About the Author:

Miel Moreland writes character-driven contemporary Young Adult novels. Born and raised in Minneapolis, she has a Midwestern heart but wandering feet. When not making pop music references and celebrating fandom, she is likely to be found drinking hot chocolate and making spreadsheets. She currently resides in Boston. 

Author Links:

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Book Links:

Goodreads 

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Barnes and Noble 

Book Depository 

Indigo 

IndieBound


Are you interested in this novel ?

Morgane. x

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